20 Million Sweethearts

 

Twenty million sweethearts from sea to shining sea

They all belong to Walter

Not one belonged to me

You see I didn’t have the charm to rob

I just drove the getaway car

 

Walter grew up in Virginia

And he never told the truth

His mother never scolded him

She blamed it on his youth

When she told Walter’s father

He took his troubles straight to the bar

 

(Chorus):

Go buy a gun ‘cause now’s the time

They turn Walter into swine

He got a taste

Lost his mind

Then turned to a life of crime

 

We took out First Federal in Memphis Tennessee

The crime went off without a hitch

With no thanks to me

You see I couldn’t find a parking place

And Walter left his gun in the car

 

Next was Kansas City

And an accident took place

Walter’s shaky hand shot the teller in the face

Then we were on the run because

Walter went and took it too far

 

(Repeat chorus)

 

The law was catchin’ up to us

And Walter lost his wife

He took the gun behind the barn

And quickly took his life

I pretended to have found him

And I became a media star

 

I spread Walter’s ashes from sea to shining sea

I feel bad because the man

Never could catch me

You see I didn’t have the charm to rob 

I just drove the getaway car

 

(Repeat chorus)